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Farm boy Jack heroically rescues Princess Elaine from sorcerer Pendragon by slaying his bloodthirsty giant. But when Pendragon uses his evil powers to bewitch and imprison Elaine in his enchanted fortress, Jack must cross the ocean to brave dragons, two-headed ogres and an army of ghouls to save his lady love!

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Product Details

  • Actors: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke, Don Beddoe
  • Directors: Nathan Juran
  • Writers: Nathan Juran, Orville H. Hampton
  • Producers: Edward Small, Robert E. Kent
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001BKBFC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,537 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jack the Giant Killer" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

I first saw this movie at a drive-in theater when very young.
Patricia Kearney
Anderson's creatures may be a little rough around the edges by todays special effects standards but it is still quite entertaining for the whole family.
C. A. Luster
The monsters are a bit less detailed and not quite as fluid as the great master.
Lawrence

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33 of 41 people found the following review helpful By "dvdguy2" on April 17, 2002
Format: DVD
A budget DVD released on Goodtimes homevideo (It used to be released on MGM). Picture quality of 'Jack the Giant Killer' is much better than the Vhs version (obviously) and about the same (if not better) than the Laser Disc release. This single layer disc runs 1 hour 36 minutes and is playable worldwide (NTSC). The movie stars Kerwin Williams & the beautiful Judi Meredith and directed by Nathan Juran. There are no special features on this DVD except for scene index and play. The DVD is worth it even at this price. This is not the musical version but the regular movie version, The disc is made in Hong Kong (and/or Taiwan) as mentioned on the back of the DVD keepcase, but then again most budget DVDs are made there nowadays. The picture and sound quality is very good (Its the best I've seen of this video so far) and would get this classic before its too late.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Luster on January 21, 2003
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Even if this is not as good as Ray Harryhausen at his best in "Jason and the Argonauts" and "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad", it is certainly as good a quality as the later Sinbad's he did. Anderson's creatures may be a little rough around the edges by todays special effects standards but it is still quite entertaining for the whole family. Most children will find it great fun. There are numerous monster creatures and several interesting good characters. Kerwin Mathews and the rest the cast do above average performances. The sets and music help draw us into this wonderful adventure fantasy story. If you like Fantasy movies you will probably enjoy this one. Did you miss the price on this DVD? Talk about a bargain! Even if you for some odd reason you didn't love it you could donate it to a good cause. I got the DVD and even though released by Good Times it is an excellent transfer. The picture and sound are great. Good quality DVD and replayability. Most kids will love this.
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Rapchak on November 15, 2001
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you check my review posted below, you will realize that I am very fond of this flawed but fabulous film. The GOOD NEWS about the DVD release-----it's the ORIGINAL version, NOT the putrid Musical re-make!
The Less-than-Good news is that the transfer (obviously from a print)isn't as crisp and contrast-y as one would ideally like. In addition, it's a bit disappointing to realize, assuming this realease is authorized, that MGM/UA is not interested enough in this film to release it on their own, and thus has licensed it to Good Times, a serviceable, but second-rate outfit.
Oh, well---guess I shouldn't complain. It's just GREAT to have it in the DVD format.
Oh yes,.....the SOUND on the DVD is fabulous--bright, clear, dynamic, crisp.
And, incidentally, I bought and watched Harryhausen's "7th Voyage of Sinbad" recently.....great, awesome stop-motion work, of course (I remember seeing it in the theatre in early '59----I was literally shaking with excitement and terror simultaneously! Had to go out to the lobby to regain my composure as they were climbing through the hills of Colossa looking for the Roc's egg! Subsequently had cool dreams of the cyclops chasing me on the beach!....)
BUT----HAVING SAID ALL OF THAT-----I'd still prefer "JACK" ANY DAY! It's so much more human and engaging. Watch the scene after Jack has killed the first Giant and the King asks him
"Have you seen the Princess"......it's so charming----nice acting, beautiful music (you catch a bit of the doll's music box dance transformed by the orchestra under the dialogue...), then we meet Jack's mother, touchingly played by Helen Wallace...things like this just add so much to the enjoyment of a fantasy film.
And the SET-UPS!!!....
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By E K Maxmias on April 10, 2003
Format: DVD
ASIN# B000050SKH
I gave this film 3 stars based on "the Film" because...
-It was such a blatant band-wagon move after "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad". It's hard to watch without noticing parodies.
-The giants inexplicably all have goat's legs, just like the cyclops in SVOS!!
-Same director and lead actors as SVOS... in the SAME ROLES!!!
-Some scenes drag on, even action scenes! "let's show more monsters LONGER!!!" The witch scene on the ship NEVER ENDS!!
-A little magical helper, just like SVOS. He even makes the same bargain for his freedom!!
-Battle between giant and serpent, just like SVOS battle between Cycplops and Dragon.
-Editing is silly at times. Senes were obviously cut (gaunlet hall has arms cut off and blades broken but not a clue how it happened!) while others go on... and on... and on.....
-Acting is valiant considering the script!! This thing was obviously thrown together. I particularly enjoyed the high-school acting of Judy Meredith. Kind of like watching a car wreck... you just can't look away.
-The monsters are extremely crude in every aspect, from sculpting to animation. The funny thing is, the animation seams to get a little better as the film rolls along, like they created the sequences in script order.
-Jim Danforth (though I never see his name on the Credits?) needed to understudy under Harryhausen a bit longer. He had very little knowledge of human or animal physiology. This made his creatures look cartoonish and less believable. Do you like shiney monsters? To his credit, they definately have character.
-Despite all of this, it is a fun film. Just need to get over the SVOS "cloning".
As a value priced DVD, I'd have to give it 5 stars.
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